Archive for August, 2010

Friday Flowers and Baby Girl update….
August 6, 2010

Isn't this gorgeous??

I got this lovely bouquet yesterday…and let me just say, I am not someone who often receives flowers, so when one arrives on my desk, it’s a big deal for me, ok? And this one fits all the criteria for being outstanding….bright colors that pop, unique arrangement, and a great pot that I can use afterwards. I love it….and I even love the card that came along with it….from A Garden of Earthly Delights. Major props for the giver(who sent it in congrats for being in Baltimore’s Best this year….Rob Roblin and I had a good chuckle about both of us being chosen….we decided that if you wait long enough, you’ll get picked), and kudos for the flower designer, Carole Langraff. You rocked it Carole…

Great card.....

And I even like your business card, though it stands to reason that if someone has the design sense to do such pretty arrangements, you’ll also have a great looking  business card. And this one is waterproof….it won’t get all tatty looking in your wallet like paper ones do.

Oh, and J-Fran and I were talking cats this morning…that’s reporter and weekend anchor Jennifer Franciotti, who sits across from me in our long undulating rows of desks. She and I have shared cat traumas….you know…cats who don’t like the litter box. She asked this morning if Baby Girl was doing ok…and it was a pleasure to tell her, yes indeedie…Baby Girl has not had one of her “deliberate accidents”(that I know of, let me say) in several weeks. And it’s such a pleasure to come home and not have to, ummm… go straight into cleanup mode. J-Fran’s cat Bubba has had similar issues..she went straight to cat Valium….bingo…no problems, just like that. Baby has continued on her Prozac, though I truthfully don’t know if that is a big factor or all the other things I did…or maybe int’s a combination. Who knows? But I will continue all of them, in hopes of a permanent fix. So far, so good.

What’s in store for the weekend? Going for brunch/lunch at The Source tomorrow in D.C. with some friends who used to live in Columbia, but since they both work in D.C., they sold their house and moved into a cozy and very pretty condo there. I’ll take some pictures of how they downsized and show them to you next week….

The master...Wolfgang Puck

Oh, and The Source is a Wolfgang Puck(of Spago fame) restaurant…never been there, full report  coming up. Have a great weekend everyone, be nice, don’t throw rocks and come home safe…’cause we miss you.

Wasilla, We Have a Problem….
August 4, 2010

Jerk alert......

OK, I never like to say I told you so…well, sometimes I like it, but not today.  It was just a few weeks ago that Levi Johnston and Bristol Palin reconciled…announced all was forgiven and that they would be marrying soon. There was mostly icy silence from Wasilla and Sarah Palin on this, and I understood then, just  how she felt…I posted about it that day, using Maya Angelou’s wise words, “Baby, when people tell you who they are, believe them“. Do shallow young snakes in the grass change their ways? Sometimes, but mostly, they do not. Or not for long.

Now comes word that alas, the engagement is off…that one night Bristol and her handsome fiancée prone to jerk-like tendencies, were hanging out, and he drops a bombshell….”Oh, did I mention there’s a chance I’ve fathered another baby? Yeah, it’s true“. Just like that. No comforting her, no sorry I didn’t tell you about this BEFORE we announce to the freakin’ world that we are back together, just there it is baby, like it or lump it. She’s crying hysterically(according to Bristol) and he’s…. just sitting there.

And there was the little matter of Levi’s trip to Hollywood, that he said was see some sports show…turns out he was meeting about filming a musical parody of his tortured relationship with his soon-to-be Mother-in-law Sarah Palin. Not cool. Not cool at all.

So, how about this epitaph for this relationship…”once it wasn’t, then it was, now it ain’t again“. I hope for the baby’s sake, Levi will at least still step up to the fatherhood plate…because no matter what he will always be Trip’s Dad.  But husband material for Bristol? Probably not. The Palins must be breathing a huge sigh of relief that Levi showed his true colors so soon…before a marriage could make things much harder(and more expensive)to disentangle. Their daughter will mend…eventually…and hopefully find someone who is not a not a snake in the grass. Buh-bye Levi.